FIVE REASONS TO BUY...
Buttons arranged to evoke the shape of its V8 engine MODEL: Mercedes -AMG GT S PRICE: £110,500 ENGINE: 4.0litre turbocharged petrol V8 POWER: 510hp at 6,250rpm TORQUE: 650Nm at 1,750 - to 4,750rpm TRANSMISSION: rear-wheel drive, seven-speed automatic 0-62MPH: 3.8 seconds TOP SPEED: 192mph ECONOMY: 30.1mpg CO2: 219g/km BODY STYLE: two-door coupé 1 The Audi S1 comes packed with 228bhp (as much power as a Golf GTI Performance Pack in a car one size smaller) and sprints from 0-62mph in just 5.8 seconds, charging hard to a 155mph top speed.
2 This little pocket rocket was built for fun. There’s plenty of grip from its all-wheel drive system and a fairly spacious boot gives it a certain amount of practicality, too.
3 Considering just how quick it is, the Audi S1 doesn’t actually cost too much to run. Its 40.4mpg fuel economy figure wouldn’t look out of place on a normal family hatch, while the 162g/km CO2 emissions means it’ll cost £180 per year to tax, which isn’t bad given the performance.
4 Standard xenon lights with striking LED running lamps and a latticework grille give the S1 a distinctive face, while a choice of bold colours – including bright yellow, red and green hues – means it’ll certainly attract attention.
5 The S1’s blend of speed, stability and upmarket appeal comes at a price, and it starts at £26,225